Evaluation & Selection Process

An independent committee including academics and business leaders will consider and evaluate the nominees. The committee consults with representatives of The Burton Foundation as part of the selection process.

  • Nominee must be an academic or an appointed (non-elected) public official to be eligible. Elected public officials are ineligible.
  • The innovative idea for which the candidate is being nominated should have applicability to U.S. regulatory schemes.
  • The innovative idea for which the candidate is being nominated must have been introduced, published or written about in 2012 or 2013.
  • The innovative idea need not have been effected or implemented.
  • Self-nominations are welcome.
  • There is no fee or charge to nominate.
  • The completed nomination form must be submitted by April 21, 2014.
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